Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cheery Chipboard

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I never use chipboard….well, never is a strong word.  Hardly ever!  But Ann at Creative Antics led me to a cute blog called wee Memories; they are having a challenge to use chipboard.  AND the Everything But The Kitchen Sink blog is having a button challenge!  And buttons I DO use! It also qualifies for the Limelight Sketch Challenge 53:

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  So I pulled out some retired SU chipboard, some colorful DP scraps from various makers and some buttons and went to work:

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I apologize for the odd photo—my sister is visiting and staying in my spare bedroom, which is also my photography “studio”!! LOL!  So I set up my photo area on the floor of my craft room and was taking this picture practically laying down…..anyway, here it is!  I did some stitching and made a cute little tag; this card is larger than an A2; I had some larger envelopes so I just made it to fit one of them!!  Plus it needed to be bigger to fit those fun flowers!  I used circle punches to punch the centers out of the different DPs…such a great help!  And made for some fun embellishments on the inside:

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They are good for covering up smudges that your inky fingers may have made, too…..just sayin’,  in case that might happen to anyone….

Thanks for visiting today!!!

  • Stamps:  Best Yet (ret SU), Birthday Centers, CHF
  • Paper:  Naturals White, Baja Breeze, Thrift Shop, October Afternoon; Home, MME; Garden Variety, Cosmo Cricket 
  • Ink:  Rose Red, Old Olive
  • Acc:  Chipboard (ret SU), Daubers, Circle Punches, Brights & Neutral Buttons, string, Large Tag Punch, Dimensionals,  Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Small Heart Punch, Brights Brads, Sewing Machine

32 comments:

  1. LOL, pictures taken practically laying down....I'm laughing because I've done that, hehe! Great card! Your sewing is beautiful and I love the combo of papers!

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  2. Ha!! I love the lenghts we go to to get photos of our work!! Funny!! This is a lovely card: bright and cheery and fun!! Love your tag and flowers!

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  3. Thanks for the tip. I really needed it. I am going to have circle punches all over my cards now.
    The photo is great.
    Hey it is count down to baby right? I remember the 10th. That is my sisters birthday.
    Remember to breath!

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  4. I'm the queen of inky fingers!!! Most of my embellishments are covering some kind of smudge or something. Enough about me...this card is adorable! You have inspired me to use chipboard...which I have NEVER ever used before. You rock, LeAnne!!

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  5. Oh, yeah, I am inspired too, LeAnne, to use chipboard. I have so many packages laying around I so am getting some out and try to make a fun card like yours!!! Your little card will make the recipient have one cheery day!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  6. Beautiful card..really love the colors!!!

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  7. So glad you got to your sewing machine for this one! ;-) Adorable card, love all the colors and papers but I really love the inside--those circles are so much FUN!

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  8. This is such a lovely card LeAnne!! Hope all is well with you!

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  9. Fabbie card, LeAnne!!! Gorgeous layered chipboard flowers!!!

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  10. Really cute! Love the fun colours. Thanks for the tip on punched out circles...
    Smiles,
    Lesley :)

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  11. I just love the patterns and design of this colorful card! That little tag is so cute with the strip of DP and punched border! Beautifully detailed! I hope you enjoy your visit with your sister and don't have to lie down to photograph too many more cards! LOL

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  12. Hey!!! Can i just say that this layout you made looks like the Challenge for this week's Limelight Papercrafts Challenge too...did you enter it there?

    http://limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/08/sketch-53-pop-dots.html

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  13. Very cheery! Love those big ol' flowers and the bright colors!

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  14. Very pretty... I like the bright and cheery and also the flowers!

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  15. Way too fun and colorful! LOVE it! :)

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  16. I love this! All those darling patterns make for one darling card :) Glad you joined us at Wee Memories!

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  17. Love, love, love your creation, LeAnne! The colors and patterns are SO fun! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories AND Kitchen Sink challenges...I feel so loved! :D

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  18. LeAnne, this is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it-the colors, the images, the design-perfect! Thanks for joining us over at Wee Memories this week!

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  19. This is fabulous, LeAnne! You do chipboard right!! Sending hugs!

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  20. I love this card. The colors so cheerful & the design simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories Challenge. :)

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  21. I guess you should use chipboard more often, my dear! This is CUTE!!! LOVE the mix of papers and textures!

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  22. Very pretty card! I love the colors and the stitching! :)

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  23. I love your bold and colorful combo of patterend papers. The chipboard flowers are so fun.

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  24. Ha ha... Oh and this is so super cute.

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  25. Ohhhh, the things we do to get our craft ON! Hee Hee Glad you got down and dirty to take these photos - YOUR CARD LOOKS EXQUISITE! AND your use of chipboard is phenomenal! Wahoooo, to YOU!

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  26. Very cute LeAnne. The stitching really finishes it off.

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  27. Cheery chipboard is right. This card puts a huge smile on my face. Love the bright paper and buttons. Whata sweet card!

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  28. Both cards are beautiful!! the circle punch is very very good to use in that flowers. Like a lot!

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  29. Ha Ha! I have to almost lay down to take my card pics sometimes too! :) Very pretty card! I love the colors! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

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  30. Beautiful, LeAnne! I absolutely love the brightness and cheerfulness of this card!! I am loving the circles on the inside because they match the sketch on the outside, too!! (And they serve a functional purpose...heehee!)

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  31. Oh, and I'm featuring your card on my blog today!!

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